The traditions of Theta Sigma Tau
A tradition that is relatively new is that of the "Pledge Song." Since the fall of 1988, every semester in which the House has had pledges there has been a Pledge song. The Pledge Song is chosen by the active members of the house during the Activation Meeting held at the end of the pledge period. The song is usually chosen to reflect something about the nature or feel that the actives have for the pledge class. Sometimes a song is chosen to taunt the pledges a bit, sometimes a song is chosen because, taunting aside, it seems to fit the class very well.
The pledges don't find out what their pledge song is immediately. During the Activation Party, the pledge songs for all previous pledge classes are played, with the newest played at the very end. It adds a little sense of suspense to the party and entertainment when the no-longer-pledges hear "their" song for the first time. Recently, because of the very large number of pledge songs, older pledge songs are only played when members of that song's pledge class are present.
If you follow this link (you must have a password to go here) you will find a listing of all of the pledge songs, in order, since the tradition's inception. This list is password protected because the pledges are not permitted to know anything about the list until the night they activate.